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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 57440 72929



ST5772NW CLIFTON HILL, Clifton 901-1/14/776 (North West side) 08/01/59 Bishop's House


House. Dated 1711. Possibly by John Strachan. Limestone ashlar, render, gable stacks and slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys, attic and basement; 7-window range. A good symmetrical front with a 2-window left-hand wing; the central 1-window entrance section is banded and broken forward, banded outer pilasters, to a frieze and cornice, with a parapet with balustraded sections to the windows and urns on the corners. The doorway has fluted Ionic pilasters to a pulvinated frieze and segmental dated pediment, rectangular fanlight and 6-panel door. The window above has a pediment, keyed architraves and segmental heads, flat to the left-hand section, to 6/6-pane sashes. Tooled Pennant ground-floor quoin strip to the left-hand corner. INTERIOR: good joinery, large central entrance stair hall divided by a segmental arch with fluted pilasters, with half panelling, to a rear open-well stair with column-on-vase balusters, ramped moulded rail and a wide curtail; fully-panelled right-hand front room has a marble fire surround; panelled shutters and 6-panel doors. HISTORICAL NOTE: the first of an important group of early and mid C18 houses built in Clifton. Attribution on stylistic grounds. (Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 14; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 123).

Listing NGR: ST5743972931


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 123
Mowl, T, To Build a Second City, (1991), 14


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Jan 2001
Reference: IOE01/05298/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Judy Goodsell. Source Historic England Archive
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